- History, KS1, Play in a Day
The Knights and Castles in a Day provides a fun and engaging way for children to learn about ancient and mythical times.
This day is perfect for Key Stage 1, either as a Learn and Present day with a performance or an Explore day made up of multiple workshops. Both formats are explained further below.
No matter which option you choose, you can be sure that our talented practitioners will give your pupils an engaging and exciting day learning about the Knight’s Code of Chivalry and more.
LEARN AND PRESENT:
For one class of children. An action packed day, with a performance!
Based on the always popular Play in a Day format, a Learn and Present day is a fun and engaging day that really motivates your pupils. They’ll spend a full day with one of our practitioners, doing drama activities, playing games, singing songs, and having loads of fun. Across the day they’ll explore what it takes to be a Knight and then create a short performance which is packed full of facts and information.
At the end of the day the class present their learning as a performance with music, costumes and props to an invited audience of parents and the rest of the school. It’s loads of fun and the chance to share their learning helps to make the experience memorable and meaningful for pupils.
For 2, 3 or 4 classes of children. Everyone takes part in an engaging drama workshop.
The Explore format is perfect for larger schools as it gives you up to 4 workshops in one school day. Each class works on the Knights and Castles topic, learning historical information, facts and figures. All learning is delivered through drama games and activities which makes the learning fun and accessible to all.
You can also build an EXPLORE day with 4 different topics based on the needs of each class.
Key learning in the Knights and Castles Play in a Day
Children will learn:
– About the key qualities of a knight.
– The process of going from a Page to a Squire to a Knight.
– The Code of Chivalry.
– Key features of a castle.
– The story of George and the Dragon.